In 2009 KWS Motorsports fielded the Aprilia Factory effort in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike class with riders Chaz Davies, Ben Thompson and then Aaron Gobert. The team took the Aprilia RSV1000R to the competition in the class with impressive results for an largely undeveloped bike with 10 year old technology. KWS Technician Michael Godin drops some knowledge on us form his experience in working with the bike.
KWS '09 AMA Superbike Series Season Review
In 2009 we had the good fortune to work with the guys at Factory Aprilia
Millennium Technologies KWS for the entire season. We documented their race
efforts as riders Chaz Davies and Ben Thompson (later replaced by Aaron
Gobert) navigated a new rules package on a bike that nobody had ever raced
at a professional level. The following is the entire season with the
exception of the Laguna Seca round. The segments had been missing from this
iteration of OnTheThrottle.TV previous to this re-edit. Enjoy...
Tags: aaron gobert, Aprilia, ben thompson, chaz davies, daytona sportbike,
SBK Factory "The Bike"- Episode 1 Taking Performance to New Heights
From www.OnTheThrottle.com, the first episode of "Taking Performance to New
Heights," a web series following Jake Holden and SBK Factory on their
journey to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
This first episode is all about the motorcycleâ€” a custom built Kawasaki
ZRX1224RR Superbike. The video gives viewers an inside look at the bike's
development, which combines high performance aftermarket parts with SBK
Factory's own in-house superbike engineering. SBK Factory owner and bike
builder James Compton explains what went into putting together this "modern
classic" superbike for rider Jake Holden to race up America's mountain this
Follow SBK Factory on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sbkfactoryracing, to see
exclusive bonus footage of OnTheThrottle.TV's "Taking Performance to New
Heights" series. SBK Factory develops one of a kind custom bikes and parts,
built with factory works level craftsmanship and a local business passion.
Learn more at www.sbkfactory.com.
KWS Race Shop Tour
In the summer of 2008 we had the opportunity to crash the KWS race shop, a
real functioning shop where racing serves their R&D needs, and their
customers benefit from their high horsepower output engine
builds. Here's how it goes down at the KWS race shop in North Charleston,
Huntley Nash and Neyra Racing New Jersey Motorsports Park Recap
Huntley Nash and Neyra Racing recap from New Jersey Motor Sports Park.
Huntley was on his way to perhaps his best AMA Pro Superbike finish of the
season when a small part on his bike let go. The team has plans to test
electronics in the off season and come back in 2014 on a much improved
Suspension Setup on the Track
Sportbike Suspension- An Intro to Sportbike Suspension
Scene from 2 disc DVD set available at
Host Dave Moss conducts a classroom session then takes suspension tuning
principals to the track for practical application.
Aprilia RSV Pro's and Con's And the Differences Between The Models
Been asked this a lot so when Shag In The Wind (link below, go check him
out) asked me I thought it was about time I made the video....... I'm sure
I've missed loads so just ask in the comments.
When I talk about servicing I'm talking major service where valve
clearances are checked.
Shag In The Wind's channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ShagInTheWind
Tell him I said hi! =)
Don't forget to check out my facebook page and I'm now on instagram! =)
Aprilia RSV-R Factory - Gopro Hero2
Onboard Tom's RSV-R. Footage from January 12 Playday @ Hampton downs over a
couple of sessions, 1080p @ 30fps. Nice hot day, using the fresh seal on
track was forming some rubble just off line through turn 4 and 5. However
still managing to cut over 3 sec off his previous best times.
Evan Steel Performance Motorcycle Race Shop
In 2004, Steel left Valvoline Suzuki and started his own performance shop,
ESP. Since opening shop, Evan has been doggedly pursuing his dream of
small team motorsport domination. Evan's partner Phil Allison has more than
15 years of elbows deep experience running a performance shop, racing at
the club and AMA Pro Racing level and working with both privateer and
Evan Steel Performance offers up high performance aftermarket products,
tuning for street, race and drag bikes and full suspension services. You
can even send ESP your engine and suspension to be worked on.
3710 South Dodge Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85713
Cam Timing a Suzuki GSX-R750 with KWS
This is a preview of the video that is available here
Set cam timing on a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 with KWS race shop owner and
performance engine builder Kevin Hunt.
Tool Box Tour: Millennium KWS Aprilia
Millennium Technologies KWS Motorsports took on quite the challenge when
they gridded the Aprilia RSV1000R in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series.
Lead mechanic, Michael Godin, was part of the team responsible for some
fantastic finishes in the most competitive AMA grid of the century. We got
a tour of the tool box that stood by his side all season long.
Factory Aprilia RSV4 Build
A time-lapse of a Factory Aprilia RSV4 we converted for track use.
Check out our walk around video of the RSV4
Ohlins TTX rear shock
Akrapovic full Ti EVO
Pair valve removal
Racing Fairing stay
Sato strap hooks
CF engine covers
Lightech Axle adjusters
Cox Radiator gaurd
Ti Axle nut
Quick release gas cap
Race body work
Custom Build SS Brake lines
LSL Clip ons
Rizoma Sprocket cover
Music from Jamendo.com:
Deff Syndicate - Instrumental Hip-Hop Vol. 1
Yamaha YZF-R1 Fork Service Trailer
Learn to take your forks apart in this suspension service video for a
2009-Current Yamaha YZF-R1. Professional suspension tuner Dave Moss
provides detailed step-by-step instructions of taking the fork apart,
cleaning the components, replacing the oils seal, polishing the fork tube
and reassembling the fork and establishing the correct oil height. The 25
minute, 664mb download is available at
How to core stock exhaust, Aprilia RSV 1000 R
This is a overview of how to core the stock Exhaust on a 2004 aprilia RSV 1000 R.
Perforated tubing core and packing purchased from, AreaP No Limits
(2) bags of 450 grams packing
at least 36" of perorated tubing